Saturday, 21 May 2016

crochet blanket

 Hello there.  Lately, I've been filling in my spare time with this crochet blanket ☺.
Thought I'd share it here, as I love how it's turned out.  I love the wide stripes and the 'ombre' effect.

 The stitch is called Primrose Stitch and I've used the tutorial from Rescued Paw Designs!!  I love this website and have made a number of blankets with patterns and ideas from this spot.

 I've used six different colours in total and the stripes are 20 rows in each colour.
For the edging, I've chosen the pom-pom stitch which is just so fun to make.
 Both sides of the blanket are equally as nice and have a different effect.
 I really love the texture this stitch gives - the yarn is acrylic in 8ply and I used a 4mm crochet hook - so it crochets up fairly quickly.  This blanket measures 100cm x 125cm.
 I'll be adding this blanket to my pile to donate or giveaway.  You can read about and see the other blankets HERE.

Now I'm off to find another crochet project to make or finish off some other projects that I have around the place ☺
Thanks for popping in ♥

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

love - D-Lish Scraps

Hello there.  I managed to create a page using my D-Lish April kit but didn't quite finish on time for their monthly challenge.  But I still wanted to share .......
the kit was 'girlish' and so I pulled out a photo of my niece and made this page!
 Most of the bits on this page were included in the kit - excluding the orange alphabet stickers.  I love using the Project Life app to edit my photo and add text.  It's so quick and easy. 
Here are a few close up's:
 I've used the heart cut-out as a stencil too - adding texture with modelling paste and water colour paints.  I also sprayed over the hearts on white cardstock with some colour shine from Heidi Swapp, then used my heart punch. 
With the roll of wire from the kit I decided to make the word 'love' and use that as part of my title. I've popped one of the flair buttons on the letter 'O'.  Love how it's turned out!

Have a great week and thanks for popping in ♥

Friday, 29 April 2016

memory - Kraft Plus April challenge

 Hello there!!  Today I'm sharing my page for the Kraft Plus challenge.  The theme is black and white as shown on this mood board.

 Here's my page:
 I took my inspiration from the picture frames and also the marble/water colour element.
Lately, I've been scrapping a few scenery pictures - sometimes it's good to remember a moment in time about a place you may have been.  I always love being at our local jetty!
Here are some close-up's:

 I've used a couple of square frames to imitate the picture frame element of the challenge.
And here in the background, I've done a bit of water colour with black ink.
The photo blends in well with the neutral colours of this page.

I love the simple look created with a touch of mixed media ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Thursday, 14 April 2016

good times - Kaisercraft April challenge

 Hello there!  My first post for April☺
It's school holidays here at the moment and next week, we are off on a camping trip.  So there won't be too many crafty shares.
But I have joined in with the Kaisercraft challenge for this month - they have this fun sketch challenge:
KC april 16

 Here is the page I created:

 I can't seem to get away from using white as my base paper - I like the simple clean look it gives to my pages.
Here, I've used one of my favourite pics from our Summer road trip!  I've teamed it up with papers and embellishments from the Sandy Toes collection.
Here are some close-up's:

I'm really enjoying these Kaisercraft challenges each month and it's getting me digging into my pile of Kaisercraft products!
Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

love you - March Kaisercraft challenge

KC march challengeHello there.  I'm popping up one more page for March - joining in with the challenge over at Kaisercraft.
They have a nice sketch challenge this month!

Here's what I've created:
 I've used the Kaleidoscope collection - papers and co-ordinating stickers.
I've printed out my photo in B + W because it's easier to match up with busy pattern papers.
Here are some close-up's:
 I've kept true to the sketch - I love how it has the clustered section in the middle and is balanced out by the strip at the bottom.
 The sticker sheet has lots of great words included so I've used a number of these on my page. 
 I'm off to link this page up at the blog - thanks so much for coming here ♥

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

happy together - Artastic March challenge

Hello there!  It seems this month is flying by .....  but I've managed another scrapbooking challenge.  This month Artastic have this fun piece of inspiration:

The requirement is to use wood veneer!

Here's what I've come up with:

 Inspired by the picture, I've included some woodgrain into my page.  I also found some cute owl images in my stash and have made them into flair buttons - four in totoal - for each lad ☺  I added in the strip of paper with the tree's for a pop of colour!
Here are some close-up's:

 I've used a die-cut for one word of my title and the other a wood veneer as part of the challenge requirement.
I love to use stamps on my pages and I happened to have a woodgrain background stamp - so this tied in nicely on the page.

Loved this challenge - there's lots of lovely inspiration on the blog at Artastic.
Thanks for popping in ☺

Monday, 21 March 2016

fun in the sun - D-lish Scraps March challenge

 Hello there and happy Monday.  I created this page over the weekend for the D-lish Scraps March challenge - I purchased one of their 'just add paper' kits called Sunny Daze.
I've used some of the kit for the challenge!

 Here's what I've come up with:
 I've used some recent photo's of my son at the beach - our Summer has just ended but we are still getting some gorgeous 'beachy' weather, so we are making the most of it ☺
I love all the different embellishments in the kit!
Here are some close-up's:

 A piece of orange tissue paper was included in the kit, so I used my scallop punch to create this puffy flower.  The crochet bunting is a cute addition to the kit ♥
I love the wood veneer title and it was perfect for my photo's.

Loved playing along with this mood board challenge - pop over to their blog to see all the details of how to join in ☺
Thanks for popping in.